The Westleton Crown

4
485 reviews
£26 to £40
British
At The Westleton Crown, we are passionate about the quality of our food. If there are two words to describe the food, they would be 'hearty' yet 'sophisticated'.
Head Chef, Kieran Drinkwater, and his highly skilled team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus which have earned us a 2 AA Rosette restaurant award, as well as a considerable reputation.
All of our meals are prepared on the premises, using the finest, freshest ingredients and local suppliers wherever possible. The same level of care goes into the preparation, whether it’s a hearty breakfast, a simple lunchtime snack, a relaxed meal with friends, indulgent dinner or traditional Sunday roast. Our breads are baked daily in the kitchen; the soups, pâtés and all of our delicious desserts are home-made – even the ice cream.
Our menus are perfectly complemented by an extensive and sophisticated wine list or maybe our selection of real ales.
We look forward to you dining with us soon.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
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  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Staff temperature check required
What 485 People Are Saying
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Christine
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wide ranging menu choices. The food was amazing. Friendly and helpful staff and lovely ambiance. We will be back very soon!

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had recently Joined the Chestnut Club so took advantage of the offer on at the Crown of half priced main meals and we were delighted with our starters and main meals . The service was both very welcoming and attentive too .

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RachelJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely looking venue, but an underwhelming menu and mediocre food. Anaemic fish and chips, a perfectly-acceptable burger (with 6 chips) but not particularly tasty. The panna cotta dessert tasted of nothing at all. Bizarre!

JS
JudithS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food was excellent but service awful we waited an hour for our main course and when it did come the vegetarian meal was completely wrong. When the deserts came there were still items from main course on table. We have been many times before but this was a great disappointment.

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FoodFan101
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not very friendly on arrival and really slow, grumpy service. Food was very average, things like condiments took a long time to come to the table. Not somewhere I’d hurry back to

JK
JonathanK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very helpful staff and excellent food. We ate in restaurant but bar area looked great to eat in too.

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LindseyC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely here , lovely food and such helpful staff . We really did enjoy it. We stayed here as well and will definetly be back soon ! Thoroughly recommended.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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LindseyC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks options. Would be even better with a few more vegetarian options.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear LindseyC, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very accommodating as we had a well behaved small dog with us. Food was above average, well presented and excellent service.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear MikeC, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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DianeB
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the westleton crown for the first time this weekend. What a lovely place, staff very friendly, food amazing and such a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Definitely recommend

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear DianeB, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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JulieS
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice lunch with friend. We had a starter each and a delicious bowl of chips.
It was a cold day and, despite moving to near the fire, we were chilly.
It seemed quite expensive.

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Bush
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub with good food and service. Seemed a little expensive.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Bush, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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TerenceW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STAFF ALL VERY GOOD NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL.
VERY COMFORTABLE BED. FOOD OF A GOOD STANDARD.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear TerenceW, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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Foodtrekkers
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food fantastic from Chestnut Group as always. Possibly struggling with staffing, worth an ask. Too quiet in conservatory midweek so ask to be in the pub, ambience likely better.
Menu very tasty.

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RogerE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

For starters I had crab donut which was taste less and cold. Mains was sea bream with muscles (6 but 2 were empty) and a potato broth which completely swamped the meal. Dessert of gateau and ice cream which when asked what was I eating was only provided with a fork, I did later ask for a spoon which was provided. The cheese came with 2 small pieces of lavash which was not sufficient for the amount of cheese although more was provided upon request. No coffee after. At £75 pounds per head I will not be going back.

MG
MGB2022
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have visited this pub a number of times of the years, and unfortunately, it seems that as the years have passed the quality has dropped.

The menu is limited, and seems fairly poor with any dietary requirements. In terms of service, everyone was friendly and polite however we requested the children's food to arrive with the starters in order to keep them happy however the children's food was actually forgotten entirely, so arrived significantly after everyone had finished their starters.

For the price point, not somewhere I would bother to venture out of my way again.

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JolyonO
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated as we requested on booking. Very good food. Staff were pretty busy and perhaps a bit stretched. But looked after us well. Noise levels were quite high as children and dogs present.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear JolyonO, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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SukarniW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's very good and enjoyed the meals. It's lovely environment. The waitress are very friendly.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear SukarniW, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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vipRobertL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We celebrated our son’s engagement with a nice lunch. Food and ambience good but service pleasant and cheerful but maybe a little slow.

The Westleton Crown
Responded 3 days ago

Dear RobertL, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Anna Ruiz-Pardos

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MarilynF
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We were really looking forward to this experience. Unfortunately the atmosphere was poor in the parlour. Even a fake fire would have improved the ambience.
Our pheasant was dry and over cooked, the vegetables were very good.
Not really good value for money.

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Jasper
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was average. Very small portions, very highly priced and minimal selection of main dishes. Bar and restaurant were well presented and clean though. Dog friendly too, which was lovely.

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TreeCreeper
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, sirloin steak cooked perfect, tasted delicious. Would definitely recommend.

The Westleton Crown
Responded on 23 December 2021

Thank you for this great review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner and hope you will be back again soon !

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SadieM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, everything was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back in the new year!

The Westleton Crown
Responded on 23 December 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at The Ship, we look forward to seeing you again in the new year !

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PauloRJr
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place here in Suffolk, and it worth a visit.

The Westleton Crown
Responded on 23 December 2021

Thank you so much for this kind review ! We hope you will be back again soon.

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GrahamH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely setting, great friendly service and excellent food.

The Westleton Crown
Responded on 23 December 2021

Thank you so much for this great review !

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DawnB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Having also eaten the day before, we had planned our choices but were pleasantly surprised to find the menu had changed for Saturday, meaning I had real choice as a vegetarian- this isn’t always possible.

The only thing that let the meal down was the cheese and crackers to finish… crackers delicious but full of flavour, and cheese almost non existent… would have liked more!

The Westleton Crown
Responded on 23 December 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us ! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at The Ship and hope you will be back again soon. Thank you too for your feedback, much appreciated !

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John
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well presented and had excellent flavour.

The Westleton Crown
Responded on 23 December 2021

Thank you for this great rating !

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment to eat in conservatory and staff very attentive. Felt safe with good hygene measures in place for covid prevention. Tables wrll spread out.

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ericb
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely welcome and very dog friendly. Will come again.

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The portion size is very small for an expensive meal, quite tasteless at times too. Not a huge variation on the menu either.

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Tankgirl25
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely couple of hours eating in the bar which is dog friendly. The service was excellent and staff so friendly. A lovely building with a cosy ambience. Food was good too.

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Nick
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service and great food, would recommend

SA
SophiaA
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but the service was not what you’d expect at all. We waited a long time for drinks, having to ask twice about our bottle of fizz then the waiter just put it on the table without even opening it. Waitress cleared starters when my dad was still eating. Nobody came to clear deserts or to allow us to pay the bill or order last drinks. Service from SOME members of staff was not warm or friendly. For the prices I’d never return here

JS
JonS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal with lots of flavor. We would eat there again in the future.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Whilst the food is very nice the appalling service spoilt our meal. I can’t recall having experienced such indifference from staff. This is not a restaurant I would return to and there are no circumstances under which I would recommend it.

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Becky
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We enjoy going to the crown, the food was ok although my husband was still hungry after his meal it was quiet small for the price.
The double chocolate soufflé was a disappointing end to our meal as it was more like a chocolate cake!

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Moggy
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Stayed for a festive break. Very good food and service. Highly recommended!!

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selM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Some very good food, nice atmosphere, very accommodating to our 18 month old. Pannacotta was too set, so didn't enjoy that, but ate my husband's order of plum and frangipan tart instead, and that was delicious!

JC
JennieC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good service. Happy birthday message on a dessert was a nice touch.

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service,very efficient.
The food was delicious and very nicely presented. Relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. I would highly recommend this delightful pub

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The Westleton Crown is rated 4 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.

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